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Website | Hold this space

Created by Common Vision in partnership with Force of nature and The climate cares, Hold this space is a platform that does not hesitate to address the issue of eco-anxiety. But not only that, it also explores how such feelings can generate new futures.

Many of us are in awe of the scale of the climate crisis, with the constant news about ever-evolving changes in government policies, rising human costs, biodiversity loss and environmental depredation. Combined, it can easily go from worry to despair. Hold This Space confronts it directly.

The experience begins by giving you the opportunity to reflect on your emotions, as well as listening to the voices of others talking about their feelings, from guilt to anger. You can also hear scientists discuss the potential future successes their current research points to, or even combine your emotions with the information you’ve learned to create your own manifesto for local, collaborative change that you can focus on.

What does the transfeminist technological oracle say?

Through sharing and emotional realism combined with scientific curiosity, Hold This Space illuminates an eco-feminist principle that even our deepest hurt can guide the actions needed for intersectional resistance.

Accessibility 3.5/5

There are some structural errors and places where color contrast is an issue. However, most interactions are keyboard accessible and the language is clear.

Eco-control

Environmentally friendly but the site needs a green host.

Digital Archive | change nature

Who doesn’t love community generated archives? change natureborn of a collaboration between the Museum für Naturkunde (Natural Science Museum) in Berlin and the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (National Museum of Natural History) in Paris, is exactly that, bringing personal artifacts from the Anthropocene into this collection of natural history .

Upload your perspective based on media objects or simply explore the items that have been added so far, which range from a wasp’s nest to a bakelite phone. I especially like the fact that you can choose to show the entries for each object in the original language they were written in, although I think they should be in the original language by default . It would certainly make it more impactful and demonstrate the growing participation from around the world.

What does the transfeminist technological oracle say?

It is possible to decenter any perspective and bring a more multicultural, multinational and multi-species perspective to the platform. Will you accept the challenge?

Accessibility 3/5

No major structural errors, but the text is a bit small and some keyboard interactions a bit fiddly. It is imperative that contributors add alt text descriptions of the images they upload.

Eco-control

A bit eco-friendly, needs a green host and to speed up interaction with content.

Application | Ellen Reid Soundwalk

A fanfare of trumpets welcomes you at the entrance to Regent’s Park in London and thus begins a journey narrated by the jazz imbued with electro and the choral chords of “Soundwalk”. Featuring music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and sound artist Ellen Reid, this GPS-enabled sound art app aims to “illuminate the natural environment” of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.

Brought to you by the Wellcome Collection, the app achieves this with a soundscape that offers a layer of enchantment and occasional thrill to encounters with the landscape and one’s fellow man. A particular highlight is the crescendo of stuttering anticipation as one climbs Primrose Hill to receive a cheer that lingers as one descends.

For the best experience, download the sound walk before you start.
The app is quite large and while generally stable, it sometimes couldn’t read my location and was silent. The interface is fairly straightforward, offering a map that identifies your location and highlights the “sound section” around you.

I highly recommend it to everyone, but especially fans of the Terrence Malick movies – it’s like the audio equivalent. The melodies are especially worth hearing during the twists and turns of twilight.

What does the transfeminist technological oracle say?

Take this opportunity to meditate on the link between the object, the tree and the movement. What new conversations and observations will you encounter?

Accessibility 3/5

Pretty simple interface and there are several ways to interact with the music player. Some haptics for totally blind users might be helpful.

Eco-control

The website needs a green host; it is unknown where the application code is hosted. The download may be offset by the app stores’ respective carbon neutral policies.